14-year-old girl killed after tree falls on car roof, troopers say

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that killed a 14-year-old girl in Orange County.


Troopers said, around 6:50 p.m., a Lexus was traveling southbound on Reams Road south of Summerlake Boulevard when a tree fell onto the roof of the car.

A 14-year-old that was sitting in the right rear passenger seat was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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The driver, a 40-year-old woman, and a 12-year-old passenger were not injured.

There is currently a roadblock for the north and southbound lanes of Reams Road.

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Troopers said it was this is still an active investigation and the medical examiner’s office would need to confirm if the fatality was related to the weather conditions.

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